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Florida Non-Profit Housing, Inc.

Rural Housing Development Associate

November 2023


Newly created position.  We are small and growing. 


Our mission is to ensure affordable housing for low to moderate income families in rural areas. 


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We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping people and affordable housing in rural areas of Florida, starting in Highlands County and surrounding Counties.  This is a NEW position added to the organization to support the strategic planning initiatives to purchase land, build, place low-income families, and manage affordable homes and property.     


In this role, the person will:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research, source, and analyze, potential affordable housing projects, including purchasing land in rural areas for new construction, building new home(s); rehabilitation of housing to be owner-occupied, and/or property acquisition of a low-income housing development.

  • Utilize market research and survey data of Highlands and surrounding counties to determine feasibility of purchasing land, land use controls, tax policies, zoning ordinances, and building codes. 

  • Review zoning studies and perform other due diligence necessary to evaluate project feasibility for low-income housing.

  • Develop a project plan and process that includes a budget, timeline, schedule, roles and responsibilities, and tracking.  Maintain in-depth focus on project feasibility, budget, and schedule.

  • Present data, findings, and recommendations to Executive Director and/or Board of Directors for consideration. 

  • Create and foster affordable housing relationships, identifying potential development partners, both nonprofit and for profit, to serve as primary point of contact on partnership relationship.

  • Coordinate responses to requests for proposals and requests for qualifications.

  • Oversee housing project development team, including architectural; construction; engineering; and legal.

  • Develop pro forma capital development and operating budgets and financing applications for various capital financing and programmatic funding including Florida Housing Finance; USDA; and other funding sources.

  • Oversee property manager(s) at affordable housing properties owned and operated by FNPH.  

  • Stay current and knowledgeable with affordable housing funding programs, their requirements, and eligibility. 


Education and Experience: 

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience or a combination of education and experience that provides the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities to perform the basic and essential functions of the job.  A degree in business administration, planning, finance, architecture or engineering preferred. Master’s degree or MBA preferred. 




  • Proven track record of successfully managing complex projects on time and within budget.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Self-motivated and proactive with an established track record of getting things done effectively and independently.

  • Capacity to create/sustain project momentum over months and years. 

  • Very strong financial modeling, qualitative, and quantitative skills.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with affordable housing agencies, development partners, the general public, and funding agencies.    

  • Experience working with senior level staff and board of directors. 

  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communications, and presentation skills. 

  • Must know how to effectively manage time and prioritize activities. 

  • Strong attention to detail and a high degree of initiative and desire to meet specific goals. 

  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook) and Zoom and/or related video conferencing.  

  • Knowledge of affordable housing programs and finance, low income individuals/families, particularly rural housing programs a plus.


Other requirements:

  • Valid Florida State Driver’s License.


Work environment:

  • This position will require an individual to work in the office and travel as necessary during the workweek. 



  • This position requires frequent travel up to 25% of the time, by both air and ground transportation in the state of Florida. 


Physical demands:

  • While performing this job, one is required to use hands and fingers for computer and telephone, talk and hear, as well as stand, walk, drive and travel. Lifting between 5 – 15 pounds is necessary.


  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.


What we offer:

FNPH provides a competitive salary, generous employer paid health, welfare, and retirement benefits along with generous time off including vacation time, sick, and holiday pay. The salary range for this position is $24.03 - $31.25. 


The process: 

To apply for this position please send your resume and cover letter indicating your interest in the position to  Only candidates of interest will be contacted.  This position will be posted until filled.  Thank you for your interest in Florida Non-Profit Housing, Inc.   


A criminal background check and drug screen will be conducted once an offer of employment has been extended. Any employment offer will be contingent upon the results of these screenings.


FNPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.











Updated 10.31.2023

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